[Very Important Note: Years since this was written, Tony said he now wants “NOTHING to do with THAT blog or any of the money” from it. However, my two daughters and I believe about this Alaska homeless place and until and unless God shows us differently, the money raised will go to help support us as we wait in faith on The Lord’s timing. He’s teaching us more every day. I am letting this blog post remain because the emotional and verbal abuse we have dealt with over the years as he has relentlessly persecuted me and the kids for our faith has almost taken my life and greatly caused heartache in both girls and he admits here that his pride was the thing in the way and I cannot say I disagree. May God bless you as you wait on God to do what ONLY He can do with you and in you.]
I have not really wanted to ask for money because I guess I have not seen myself as being on a mission but just moving.
At first I guess I thought I could do this (well, the move part) with my little, tiny job, but God has shown me that none of this is me.
So I am letting go of my pride and asking for help.
I have come to the realization I am on a mission.
This whole trip has been a mission and I can’t do this on my own.
Kerri has asked for and gotten support from a few people and my brother-in-law set up a GoFundMe account and donations were brought that way.
We are very thankful for all the support we have received including prayer support because that’s where help comes from.
I am not sure why but it seems God does not want us driving through Canada. We have been in three times, and each time we have been stopped for different reasons. It seems we are supposed to take a ferry or ship everything.
Any way I look at it it’s going to cost between 8 and 9 thousand dollars. I have spent every dime I had saved, every dime we made selling our stuff, and all the donations to get us to this point.
We are fine with the everyday living expenses because this great job God blessed me with where I can work from home (wherever home may be) takes care of that. And we can save some money, but it would take me a long time to save 8 to 9 thousand dollars.
The homeless place itself will cost way more than that but one step at a time is good.
I think my pride is the reason we have not made it there so far.
The more people we talk to from that area the more confirmation that there is a big need for what we are going to do. We are moving there to set up a shelter for homeless teens.
So I’m begging for help.
Please share this with your church and friends.
People can donate on this blog if they would like. (PayPal only takes a 3% fee but it looks like the GoFundMe people take out a fee closer to 10%.)
And more about what God’s been doing with our family is on this blog on the Alaska Homeless Teen Center Stuff page here.
Thank you. Tony
And more of our walk of faith is here.
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